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Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent visits, it wasn't truly my dog. I live in a house and for some time now I wanted to get a dog so ...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Experience overshadows bank account

Experience overshadows bank account

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

There are some things in life you just can't get out of. Coming from a queen of catting off, I'm really good at flaking on people. But when it came to my best friend’s birthday, I couldn't bring myself to do it this time, even though I had a legitimate reason. I'm broke. Her birthday fell on a Friday...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This was an intense weekend. People do not understand the behind-the-scenes work that goes into executing a professional basketball game. It’s much more than just the on-the-court contests. On Sunday, the WNBA team I am interning with, the Los Angeles Sparks, played the Washington Mystics in ...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students will experience two weeks with limited phone service, wifi or contact with the...

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